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DataSift Raises $7.2 Million in Venture Funding

Social analytics company DataSift announced another round of venture capital funding Wednesday, adding $7.2 million in a follow-on Series A round. The company — which aggregates data from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to package and sell to corporate customers — raised $6 million from IA Ventures and GRP Partners last year; the additional funds came from the same firms.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus